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Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Roustabout Theatre Staged in Chew Magna This Month

A ‘riotous’ show all about dancing dinosaurs and traveling in space, will be coming to Chew Magna this month, as Roustabout Theatre bring Michael Foreman’s Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish to the stage.

Award winning writer and illustrator Michael Foreman, created the story in 1972, when concerns were growing regarding threats to the environment.

“I never imagined the book would be even more relevant fifty years later,” he said. Adding that he is ‘delighted’ director Toby Hulse and Roustabout are bringing the story to a wider audience.

As well as the environmental message, the musical show will feature catchy songs and plenty of silliness to thoroughly entertain audiences.

The show is taking place as part of Valley Arts at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Chew Magna on Saturday 17 September 2022 at 2.30pm.

Its aimed at children aged 3-12 years of age with their families.

Director Toby Hulse says: “We are so excited to be bringing the show to Chew Magna. The Y2 children at Bishop Sutton Primary were an integral part in writing and rehearsing it, and will see many of their ideas realised on stage.  I know how creative the young people in this area are, having worked on two Summer Schools with them, and I look forward to the prospect of seeing some familiar faces!”

The show will be performed by actor-musicians Oliver de Rohan, Robin Hemmings and Shaelee Rooke.

Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Roustabout Theatre is free to watch, though donations will be taken at the door to help bring more shows to Chew Magna.

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Photos: Craig Fuller